Her eyes were red. She must have gone through some difficulties. However, her eyes were very determined. At this moment, Lian Feng felt an urge to take Lin Shan far away and travel to the ends of the Earth.
“Alright.” Lian Feng nodded. He grabbed her hand and turned around.
At this moment, a shadow came out from behind the fake mountain* and blocked their path. The moonlight shone on him and stretched out his shadow. The greenish black gown looked as black as the night sky. It gave off a very heavy feeling.
“Lian Superior came to my residence at such a late hour, yet didn’t plan to say a word before leaving? Do I not matter in your eyes?” Du Hao said icily. He was smiling but the words he said had thorns. This was what you called, “shiver all over though not cold”.
Seeing Du Hao, Lin Shan immediately went on alert mode. Like a reflex, she hid behind Lian Feng.
Lin Shan’s reaction caused Lian Feng’s brows to crinkle. The moment he found out the Lin Shan was staying at the Crown Prince’s residence, he knew things weren’t so simple. Now that Du Hao had appeared, Lin Shan dashed behind him. Clearly, he must have done something to her.
Lian Feng could feel a slight tremble from Lin Shan’s hand. Lian Feng’s eyes turned as cold as ice. His other hand tightly held onto his sabre.
“Your Highness, you’re a smart individual. There are things I do not have to state so clearly.” He coldly replied.
“Oh, is that so?” Du Hao arched his brows. His eyes focused on Lin Shan, who was currently hiding behind Lian Feng. Du Hao’s eyes instantly darkened. “I think it’s best to make it clear.”
Lin Shan was scared at first but after seeing that accusing glance, as if she had committed adultery, she was immediately enraged.
You are already disrespectful. Now, you’re arrogant as well. You think the whole world has to do as you say? You’re just the Crown Prince! Originally, Lian Feng had an opportunity too!
Thinking of this, Lin Shan almost burst out in anger. But Lian Feng stopped her: “Don’t be rash.” He shook his head.
Lin Shan was very annoyed, but she seemed to have calmed down after Lian Feng intervened.
Seeing them looking at each other pissed off Du Hao: “Come here. Return with me.” He said to Lin Shan.
Lin Shan naturally refused to follow. Instead, she pulled onto Lian Feng’s sleeves and took a step back.
Lian Feng protected her and firmly stated: “Your Highness, it is obvious that Prince Consort does not want to go back with you.”
“Doesn’t want to?” Du Hao lightly laughed. “Lian Superior, I’m afraid you have misunderstood. I’m not asking you guys for your preferences..I’m commanding you. Song Luo, come here!” Du Hao bellowed as he harshly glanced at Lin Shan; refusing to give the slightest amount of leeway.
“Your Highness, please do not force someone to do as you wish.” Lian Feng tightly gripped his sabre.
“And what if I will?” At that moment, Du Hao’s voice turned frigid. He pulled out the sword from around his waist and aimed straight at Lian Feng.
Lian Feng quickly reacted and used one hand to shove Lin Shan and the other to pull out his sabre. With a blink of an eye, the weapons were clashing against each other and sparkles could be seen.
The sounds of metal clashing interrupted the quiet night sky; even the moon seemed to be covered in a layer of hostility.
“Lian Superior, are you planning to go against me?” Du Hao threatened.
“Your Highness, you leave me with no choice.” Lian Feng replied. He dodged a hit, and raised his sabre; the moonlight that was reflecting off his blade scattered.
Du Hao smirked: “Good timing. I’ve heard many great things about Lian Superior’s abilities. Show me what you’ve got.” Right after, Du Hao charged at Lian Feng. Lian Feng blocked the attack, and once again the two of them started to fight.
Lin Shan didn’t expect the two of them to actually battle. Du Hao’s sword play was bold and powerful. He was closing in. On the other hand, Lian Feng was lenient with his attacks. Thus, Lin Shan was very worried.
Lin Shan was angry because it was obvious that Lian Feng wasn’t giving his best efforts. She was also concerned that he would be harmed.
After witnessing Du Hao’s very close attempt of striking Lian Feng, Lin Shan couldn’t stand it any longer. She yelled from the bottom of her lungs: “Stop fighting!”
However, since her throat was injured, her voice honestly made no impact. Lin Shan panicked and without thinking, she lifted up her sleeves and stormed over.
Lian Feng didn’t expect Lin Shan to storm over and was momentarily distracted. Du Hao’s blade was heading straight for his chest. Everything happened in a matter of seconds. By the time Du Hao’s sword stopped, Lin Shan had already stood in front of Lian Feng blocking him. Although her eyes showed fear, her legs did not waver at all.
Du Hao felt his heart tug. He never thought the woman he liked would stand in front of an Imperial bodyguard to block his own sword.
He couldn’t even compete with an Imperial bodyguard? His heart ached, and the sword he held fell onto the ground.
The moment the sword fell onto the ground, Lin Shan snapped back to reality and quickly turned around to check on Lian Feng: “Are you alright? Did you get hurt? Where…?? Let me see???” She desperately tried to grab hold of his arm to check for injuries.
Lian Feng did not move at all. He stared at the anxious woman in front of him. Although he had thousand of words he wanted to say, only three words came out: “Are you crazy?” he hollered.
Lin Shan was too worried and responded casually: “I’m average. Good enough to get by.”
Lian Feng literally wanted to cry and laugh at the same time. Regardless of when or where, Lin Shan always had the ability to destruct his most intense emotions. Sometimes, her immature actions would make him feel all warm. Although she was impulsive, it made him wanted to cherish and love her more. He wanted to protect her forever.
Was this fate?
While Lian Feng was in a daze, Gu Zuo suddenly appeared. “Your Highness…..” He whispered in Du Hao’s ears. Du Hao’s expression immediately changed.
“Song Luo, return with me.” Du Hao ordered.
What the hell is wrong with his brain? Does he not understand the word no? Lin Shan’s first reaction was to lift her leg and kick Du Hao’s sword. However, one kick was not enough. She had to kick it a couple more times. If Lin Shan knew Du Hao’s sword was actually worth more than Lian Feng’s golden sabre, she would probably be crouching in a corner drawing circles against the wall.
“Stop.” Du Hao interfered. “Return with me. Ming Yue is missing.”
Du Ming Yue…. is missing? What happened?? Long story.
*fake mountain = man-made scenery in the palace.